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About Michael A Kortt

Dr Michael Kortt is an Associate Professor in the School of Business and Tourism at Southern Cross University. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of New England, an MS in public health from the University of Arizona, and an honours degree in economics from La Trobe University. Prior to joining SCU in 2011, Michael spent 10 years working in the government sector as a Research Manager for the Department of Veterans' Affairs, the Department of Social Security, and the Department of Health.

Dr Kortt has over 80 scholarly outputs, which include 70 refereed journal articles, book chapters and two research books. His publications have appeared in Administration & Society, Australian Journal of Political Science, Australian Journal of Public Administration, Economic Record, Education + Training, Journal of Happiness Studies, Journal of Sociology, Local Government Studies, Social Indicators Research, and Tourism Analysis.

His principal research interest is in the area of public administration with a particular emphasis on local government economics.


Present Associate Professor, Southern Cross University School of Business and Tourism


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Locked Mail Bag 4
Coolangatta QLD
Australia 4225
Phone: (+61 7) 5589 3212


Books (2)

Book chapters (4)

Reports (2)

Journal articles (62)